The Hidden Gem of Patna

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The Patna Museum, on Bailey Road is an ambitious project of the State Government that has the most precious sculptures and artefacts from the rich history of Bihar. For designing the museum, the State government initiated the process of conducting an international competition in 2012-13. The competition drew many renowned architects around the world.  After the final screening, Maki and Associates, a Tokyo-based architecture firm and its Indian partner Opolis were declared winners.

The 13.5-acre campus of the museum being developed is based on the international concept of ‘museum and marketplace’. This museum is State Government’s effort to put Patna on the global map. It is said to be the best education centre in the state and is attracting children from across the country and tourists from across the world.

Patna Bridge Boon

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Patna city isbeing predicted to become a high-concentration spot for economic activity with the Ganga Bridge being built. The Ganga Bridge is India’s longest river bridge with a length of almost 10km. Thebridgehas reduced the distance between north and south Bihar and also eased traffic congestion on the Mahatma Gandhi Setu in Patna. The distance between Ara and Chhapra district towns via Mahatma Gandhi Setu was around 150km earlier and the bridge has reduced it down to just 25km.

The Ganga Bridge has changed the real estate scenario in and around Patna as well. Sonepur, an area that was hardly visible on the real estate market map of Patna till the early 2010, came on the realty radar after the construction of the Ganga Bridge.The land at Sonepurhas been targeted by several developers due to its low prices now.The benefits of the bridge have been extended to places near Sonepur as well, including Parmanandpur and Nayagaon among others.It is also being predicted that the next 5 years will witness major growth in these areas and a hike in property prices as well. Currently, the low property pricesand plans of additional development in infrastructural amenities like proper link roads, markets, hospitals, schools and colleges in these areas are attracting buyers to invest here.